Samsung's full Android 10 update scheme leaks, is your Galaxy on the list?

Samsung's full Android 10 update scheme leaks, is your Galaxy on the list?
The path to timely Android updates is fraught with perils, at least for those who don't own Pixel, OnePlus or Nokia handsets but are rather brandishing one from the world's most prolific phone maker.

Yes, Samsung is not one known for waiting less than six months between the time Google sends its final Android build to manufacturers, and the month(s) that version is interwoven with the One UI coat of paint. 

Needless to say, there is a lot more at play here than Samsung twiddling its thumbs - it has to support tens of models at hundreds of carriers each with their testing requirements. 

The end result for the actual user, however, is that Android versions are released towards the end of the summer but hit the Galaxies some time before the spring blossoms.

Thankfully, Google made updating to the latest version of Android easier in the last iteration or two, by separating the core components from the user-facing overlay, and 2019 when we are likely to see the full benefits of that, given that most phones now support such updates.

Thus, we can reasonably expect that the update to Android 10 for our beloved Galaxy S10 or Note 10 lines will be done in a jiffy, and T-Mobile, as well as other US carriers are on record saying they are hard at work on the matter. 

We'll see how it all pans out this time around with the newest version of Android, but as far as which Samsung phones will be getting it, AndroidPure has gotten its hands on the full list below, down to the J-level. Is your Galaxy making the cut?

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  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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28 Comments

1. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 376; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Pleasantly suprised the a8 is getting android 10 considering it launched with nougat,

10. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

This phone was released in early 2018 with 1.5 yrs old nougat instead of 3 months old oreo so effectively it was an oreo phone and satisfies the 2 major update criteria of Samsung.

2. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Note 8 is not there...one area where i wish i have iphone, update.

11. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Samsung almost never updates the flagship from 2 years ago, but we're to the point where phones from even 3 years ago are still very capable. It won't happen, but the Note 8 and possibly even the S8 series should get this update. They could easily handle it.

3. Octane

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 13, 2017

No Note 8? It isn’t flagship enough to enjoy Andriod 10? Apple still dish out updates to the 6s.. oh dear

5. AlienKiss

Posts: 200; Member since: May 21, 2019

This seems to be a great opportunity to root our phones :) After 1 year of using my S8+ without root, I have to say I'm eager to get administrator wrights and start toying with ROMs. I've already started writing an interactive extreme debloating script. Hopefully I'll upload it on xda forum soon.

15. Xavier1415

Posts: 207; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

yea but apples updates are trash lol Quality over quantity

21. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

And plus Apple os updates for older devices are striped off of a lot of features. For Android as long as you receive the monthly security updates everything is fine. P to 10 for Samsung it is not so big difference. Sure Samsung will be future proof with some features that Google will introduce in 11, like usually every year.

28. Ilya-Pasternak

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

True, Samsung put features in its software before Google does so Android 10 won't be a major change. Android 11 is a different story

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 613; Member since: May 02, 2016

note 8 and S8 dropped .. those phones are great .. what a shame , this is the moment you appreciate Apple

31. blastertoad

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Why, I am still running my s8, don't see any features being brought by android 10 that I don't already have some form of other than live captions. Plus if I continue using the s8 I will still get system security updates for the next year or 2. It would be nice to have a new os version, but on android ecosystem with core apps and security being updated separate from os versions it is far from necessary. Also if I was on a moto, oppo, nexus, pixel, huawei ect. I might be more upset about not having an OS update, but on Samsung there is so many additional software features and tools I am regularly surprised by core android when I read about a new feature I have been using for a year or 2.

6. rkoforever90

Posts: 463; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Note 8 should be updated too considering Apple is still updating iphone 6s , Note 8 which is barely 2 year old deserves an update.

7. MihaiRO

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 07, 2019

Note 8 should get at least 3 major updates!!!Why to pay 1000 Euro for a Note when you get only 2 updates???Premium expensive devices,lots of RAM and nothing else!!!Is time to don't think anymore at Samsung!!!

8. Nionx

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

You forgot to The Essential phone in that list of Android 10 devices.

17. samgsam

Posts: 149; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Essential has only one phone to support. Google, OnePlus, Nokia have more than one.

9. Nionx

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

No Note 8? Sigh...I guess Note 9 is in my future

33. jamesgam7

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Just saying, but 10 is the last major update for the Note 9, and yeah it sucks i have the Note 8 rn.

12. MrPhilo

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Tab S6. Hello?

13. tbreezy

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

No note 8 no s8 or s8 Plus, pathetic Samsung

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22264; Member since: May 28, 2014

Samsung aside, I think it’s awesome to see OnePlus and HMD/Nokia (Mobile) so high on the list. This is a testament to their great software support. Google being their is a no-brainer, as they are the one that released distributes the updates. Nothing to see there, IMO.

16. stulla

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Makes no sense moan over the Note 8..it will soon reach the note 9,10 etc..we all know Samsung's life cycle for OTA software updates..TODAY THEY HAVE THE MOST POWERFUL PHONE EVER BUT IN 2 YRS TIME IT CANT GET A SOFTWARE UPDAT

18. CTHR100

Posts: 22; Member since: May 12, 2017

I'm not sure I believe this "leak". For them to not update some of their 2 year old phones would be surprising.

32. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

Not really, it has always been like ths, only 2 major Android updates.

20. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

My new tab a and galaxy a20 is in there.

25. ev0trix

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

"The path to timely Android updates is fraught with perils, at least for those who don't own Pixel, OnePlus or Nokia or.." Essential - day 1 updates

26. Ilya-Pasternak

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

It's fine if the S8 doesn't get Android 10, but the Note 8 should. Phones and processors are getting to the point where software is the least power consuming aspect of using a phone.

29. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Samsung must provide atleast One ui v2 to flagships Note 8 & S8/S8+, if Android 10 is not possible. I think update cycle should be 3years. & Each phone must get 3 Android Os updates.

30. tfpritchjrEMT

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

What about the S10 5G?

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